Take a little time out and learn a simple pleasure

The Dell is a beautiful, creative and versatile space to host a retreat or event of any kind. Right in the heart of the Cairngorms and on the edge of the Abernethy Forest the Dell is a peaceful place with great access to real wilderness.
Accommodation is versatile, owner Polly can provide creative and nourishing soul-food and our studio space is set within the forest in our Scandinavian Tipi.
We make sure your guests have the environment that allows them to relax and gain the most from the retreat. The kettle is always on, the fire stoked, candles lit and a warm welcome to the Dell.
We love to fill our Tipi space in the woods with creative workshops, foot stomping gigs and beautiful supper clubs beneath the pines. For all ticketed events please head over to out Eventbrite listing.


Summer 2024

Soundscape meditation walk

1 Jun - 31 Aug



Music has been our true tonic over the last little while and we have built a stack of our 'Woodland Wireless' playlists on Spotify to form a connection with the woods, even when you're not able to visit.
Soundscape draws from this library, carefully selecting tracks that stir us and resonate with the landscape surrounding us to take us on a meditative musical journey into the deeper, more hidden trails surrounding the Dell.
Each walk takes around an hour and will be punctuated with birdsong interludes and hot cups.
Only requirements are Premium Spotify account, good headphones and some sturdy footwear.
This is available all year round.

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Gather Inn

1 Jun - 31 Aug

5 - 10pm

Brewing for some time now, we are very excited to finally be launching our weekly tipi pub nights, the 'Gather Inn'
A space for you to unwind on a Friday evening and kick off your weekend in the right way, we'll even have cold frothy draft beer on rotation by the brilliant organic Black Isle Brewery!
The tipi has always been the perfect space for gathering together and enjoying a drink around the fire, but to top it off we will be joined (some Fridays) by 'Highland Slice' serving up tasty pizzas from his gorgeous horsebox. You will order directly with Andrew but can then join us in the tipi for a few drinks some good craic and nice tunes. We may even have the occasional live performance.
Our 'Gather Inn' nights will be starting from Friday 31st May all the way through summer, minus the odd Friday where we have other events running. We will be open from 5 - 10pm, with children welcome until 8pm.
May - 31st
June - 7th and 21st
July - 5th (pizza available), 12th, and 26th
August - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd (pizza available all of August)
We would love to see you here!

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The Comedy of Errors - performance by Three Inch Fools

4 Jul

6.30pm - 9pm

£10 / £16

We are so delighted to be hosting Three Inch Fools here for what's set to be a truly uplifting and energetic night of music, story telling and rip roaring hilarity. It will be a re-enactment of Shakespeare's most farcical comedy like you've never seen. A definite fun for all the family!
The performance will be on our lawn at The Dell with plenty space for you to bring your picnic rugs and deck chairs. You are very welcome to bring your own food, but we will be running a bar so no BYOB.
More information and to buy tickets, please get in touch.

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The Dell Makers Market

20 Jul

12 - 5pm


With last year's Dell Market being such a huge success, we just can't wait for the next one. Another chance to bring together the wonderful assortment of crafters, artists and food and drink producers from our local area. Here at The Dell we aspire to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible and so we have put together a group of like minded traders to showcase their fantastic products. There will be a little bit of something for everyone. As well as bagging a beauty and being inspired by the creativity around you, you can hang out under the trees listening to live music, watch demonstrations from local green woodworkers and fill up your bellies on food and drink. Supporting local business owners has never been so important, so we hope you can join us and spread the word.

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Tipi Sunday Social

18 Aug

2pm - 9pm


We love a good old family Sunday Social at The Dell!  Join us for a day of kicking back, listening to some fantastic music, having a bite to eat and a good catch up with pals. We will be kicking things off at 2pm, with food trucks on site and DJs providing the foot stomping tunes. It's the perfect end to the Scottish summer holidays and we'd love to have you here.

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Autumn 2024


25 - 29 Nov


Tuning in to the wisdom of how to 'Winter' well, we bring you the first in a series of Dell curated retreats based in our cosy Dell Lodge. Joining forces with the incredible Katie White, these four days of cosy immersion will bring you a very gentle adjustment to the new year.
Slow morning practice, evening fireside Nidra, together with lazy brunches and deeply nourishing soul food. Slow down and allow time to expand in the gorgeous, candlelit surroundings, giving time to soak in the tub, curling up with a book or take a peaceful wander through the woods. We will have optional classes in cookery with a focus on nutritional meal planning, crafting and a beautiful walking sound meditation included and also the option to tap on a massage.
We all want to start the year in a considered way and rather than juicing, fasts or detoxes only have short term affects on our systems, we want to offer something more meaningful, more sustainable. Together we will learn to slow down, to move our bodies in simple nurturing ways, eat wholesome seasonal food, explore creative mindful activities and devour deep rest. Leaving us more aligned, more connected and re-charged for the year ahead.

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Winter 2024

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

Spring 2025

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

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